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Sushma Swaraj – Dignity personified

Sushma SWARAJ was one of the prized newer generation leaders of the BJP. She functioned as the chief minister of Delhi, later as Minister of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) and Parliamentary Affairs under the Vajpayee government and as Minister of External Affairs (MEA) in the Modi. She vested these portfolios

The quintessential consensus builder

In recent years Arun Jaitley’s was the most familiar face among Delhi’s politicians and intellegentia. He strode across the political scene a colossus. JAITLEY handled as Union Minister a variety of portfolios that included Finance, Defence, Law & Justice, Corporate Affairs, I&B, Disinvestment. The brilliant leader left his mark in each

She changed the face of Delhi

Sheila Dikshit made a lasting contribution to raising the beauty and infrastructure of the national capital New Delhi as one comparable to several other world capitals. The best tribute to Sheila Dikshit came from her bitter political adversaries: from Narendra Modi and Amit Shah to Arvind Kejriwal. They paid lavish

The giant killer who Indianised the corporates

Today we do not have many politicians known outside the state of their origin or around Delhi. ‘National’ leaders have been thrown up rather rarely. In this context George Fernandes, enjoying a pan India reputation is a great contrast. Hailing from Mangaluru, shifting to Mumbai at the age of 19 to

His focus on productivity helped in exports

K Mahesh (1943-2019) The 100-plus your old TVS group boasts of being present in virtually every sector in the south. A metallurgy graduate from the famed Indian Institute of Technology- Madras, Mahesh, son of T S Krishna, led Sundaram Brake Linings with distinction. In the early 1960s, TVS entered the auto components sector.

C K’s railway sojourn

C K Jaffer Sharief as Union Minister of Railways in the Narasimha Rao government initiated the move towards a uniform gauge for the railway. Remember the humongous costs and delays suffered with the multiplicity of gauges – broad gauge, meter gauge and even the narrow gauge- through transshipment of goods.

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